STAMFORD, Conn. — After back to back years with major hurricanes, Stamford spent time earlier this week preparing for another one.
“The exercise was designed to test the city’s abilities and resources for handling a Category 2 hurricane, one that would cause severe flooding, storm damage and power outage,” Mayor Michael Pavia said in a release, “I believe we should always prepare for the worst case scenario so that we can provide for the best possible response.”
During the training, the city tracked a hurricane that formed in the Central Atlantic and could have been a Category 3 or higher and hit Stamford as a Category 2, the release said. City departments acted out the scenario by providing planning and preparations, their emergency response, and their post response operations.
The city placed emphasis on updated emergency plans, utilization of resources and equipment, call back of employees and manpower status, emergency and interagency communications, relocation sites, sheltering of displaced residents, and the return of power, the release said.
“The city of Stamford is always preparing for the possibility of a catastrophic event, so too must the city of Stamford residents and general public prepare,” Ted Jankowski, director of Public Safety, Health and Wellness, said in the release.